Let us introduce ourselves!
We are 3 good friends and students in International Cooperation. During our last year of study we have the opportunity to do our internship abroad for 15 weeks. So we were happy to get in touch again with our friend Frederique, the founder of the NGO Mama Alice, which is the NGO we did our internship in during the second year already.
Our intership this year will go from the first week of February till mid-May.
Mama alice in 3 words:
The NGO is working in Peru in Ayacucho.
Transparency: Mama Alice got thetransparency award 2 years in a row. In others words it’s a NGO you can really trust!
Education: This NGO is aiming first to take care and to help for the reinsertion of the street children by offering them courses and vocational trainings. Its philosophy is mainly based on strengthening the self-esteem of the youngsters.
Ecolodge: Mama Alice has a really nice project at the moment: an ecological hotel. In a few words the NGO still rely on the donations from Belgium and the Netherlands and decided to build up a project on the side that will make money so that the NGO could become self-sufficient. The ecolodge is a responsible and ecological hotel with a double impact for the NGO: First it would give a professional experience for the youths that were trained by Mama Alice. Secondly, all the money that it’s going to earn, will be dedicated to the education and trainings of the teenagers.
AND US ? AND US ?
We will have different roles but aiming at the same direction.
Mathilde decided to promote the ecolodge and to give her help to the good realisation of this still running project as well. Since her 2 first loves are children and drama lessons, she is hoping to build up a drama show with the children of Ayacucho! Claudia will work with the teenage mothers and Olivier with the troubled youths. Both of them will have as a first goal to participate and extend the activities given by the NGO (to make new workshops about non-violent communication and on strengthening the self-esteem)
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